Monday, April 27, 2009

Pink Pomegranate Daiquiri

One of the greatest perks of having a food site has got to be the fun packages that arrive on the doorstep. For a confessed shopaholic attempting self-restraint in the face of a recession, continuing to receive packages in the mail or getting a visit from Mr. UPS makes for a happy day.

Thanks to the wonderful folks from Pom Wonderful, we've been enjoying heart healthy pomegranate juice all week. While hubby has been making muscle building protein smoothies in the morning, I thought I'd take a different path and indulge myself with a little bit of booze and an adult cocktail. ...and I thought I was the responsible one.


In an another wonderful foodie package (a very, very late thanks to Elle and the wonderful people at Hola Fruta), I received about 5 cartons of the very best fruit sherbet I think I've ever had. EVER. It's delicious and healthy and smooth and creamy. Coming from an ice cream/frozen yogurt/sherbet aficionado, that means a lot.

Pink Pomegranate Daiquiri

In any case, I had the quite brilliant idea to combine rum, pomegranate sherbet, and POM juice to create a quite tasty pretty pink cocktail. I think these would be perfect for a bridal shower, bachelorette party, or any other occasion where pink drinks are more appropriate than not.

Pink Pomegranate Daiquiri

Pink Pomegranate Daiquiri
Serving for one

1 shot Bacardi Rum (use more if you're so inclined) :)
2 shots POM Wonderful Pomegranate juice
1/2 cup Hola Fruta Pomegranate Sherbet
2 ice cubes

Combine all in a blender and mix away until smooth!

Other yummy recipes -
It looks like the folks at POM have been getting around! Check out these other posts that I'd like to try:

34 comments:

Pearl said...

oh my gosh - pink pomegranate daiquiri? i want to get all my girlfriends together, pop in netflixed dvds of sex & the city and talk and talk and talk. while eating that sorbet, of course. that sorbet looks fabulous!

Lisa said...

I love this drink I love getting food packages also.

Michele said...

Sharon this looks fabulous! It's the perfect shade of pink! Good thinking!

noble pig said...

That sounds absolutely delicious! It's so beautiful too! Love it!

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks delicious. I love pomegranate in pretty much any form...

Meghan said...

This is such a pretty drink! And it sounds like it tastes great too! These would be perfect for a bachelorette party or bridal shower because of the fabulous pink color :)

Melissa said...

Love, love, love it! Looks fabulous!

Esi said...

I could go for this cocktail *right now*. So pretty!

Kerstin said...

Can I have one? :) It looks so tasty!

Snooky doodle said...

oh what a great colour and it must be delicious too :)

Emily said...

Oh baby does that sound refreshing! Great post!

Grace said...

this sounds delightful! i like my alcholic beverages to taste as little like alcohol as possible, and i think the sherbet is a stellar component.
and yes, freebie in the mail is definitely a perk of food blogging. :)

kat said...

What a fun girlee looking drink! I've loved using the POM too

Jeff said...

It would be a hard one to choose over the booze or the protein shakes with POM. Hmmm.....it is almost lake season so I will have to do the protein route. How does he do his?

Looks amazing and awesome flavors!

Bridgett said...

I am loving my package from POM. Lots of lovely recipes to try and this one looks amazing! I think I just may give this a try.

Katherine Aucoin said...

That would be nice to have in the evening after a long day at work!

The Blonde Duck said...

It's PINKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!! :)

The Pink Cupcake said...

Wow...that looks wonderful! I am a fan of all things pomegranate, so I will definitely have to try this!

Helene said...

Yum, what a great color.

MaryBeth said...

This is the prettiest drink I have ever seen, I love the color!!

Pam said...

It's so pretty and I am sure it was extra tasty too. I love POM.

Cate O'Malley said...

That looks like the perfect way to combat these crazyhot temps we've been having lately, and I happen to have Pom on hand...

Katrina said...

I don't drink alcohol, but pomegranate sherbet, I didn't know. Those would also make a great "virgin" drink! Mmm.
Oh, and last week I made your tuna noodle casserole. It was good and not as I remembered my moms!

Melissa @ For the Love of Health said...

Oh My Gosh! That looks like a lovely Spring treat!

Christina Kim said...

Wow, all that pomegranate stuff! You did a great job at finding a way to use both items. Looks tasty!

Laura said...

This looks yummy. I could not agree with you more about enjoying getting these packages. The people who seem to regard it as selling out are missing out!

The Wife in Stilettos said...

this looks good! i just love cocktails!

nutritiontokitchen said...

That looks refreshing, and is the same color as my surfboard! hehe :)

Ana Powell said...

Wow, absolutely gorgeous drink and photo. I am amazed x

claudia said...

It's pink and for me it could be a reason to love it but I'm sure it's so tasty too!^^
Unluckly I don't think I'll find the sherbet and the juice you nominated but I'll give a try someway!
By the way on my blog there's a little prize for you!
I hope you'll like it!

Elyse said...

Mmm, what a great use of the POM. I love a good daiquiri. I can't wait to try out this recipe. Sooo creative!

~Dana said...

This drink looks amazing! I love the pink, and I love the pictures!

Jennifer said...

Not only does this sound so good but its SO PRETTY!! :)

Pinky said...

That is a fantastic pink! I'm so glad pomegranate has become popular, its such a great flavor.